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Our special present for the baby

Throughout the pregnancy we have tried to get the boys involved in what’s happening with me and the baby each week so they can understand and accept that we will soon have a new baby. I have been slightly worried about how they will be when the new baby arrives, it is going to be a big change for all of us and the youngest will now not be the youngest. They are really excited that they will soon have a little sister and I want to keep them involved and make sure that they don’t feel pushed out when she comes along. Now the boys are 7 & 8 they are more aware of what is going on and it’s really important to include them.

We decided that it would be a good idea for the boys to get a present for the new baby when she arrives, after much thinking we decided that if they made her a build a bear they could write a little note each to put inside the teddy. This would be in her cot and it would always be special to her.

On Sunday the boys sat down and they both wrote a little note to put inside the bear, saying how they are looking forward to meeting her and that they love her.

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Then we went to the Build a Bear shop and they picked a lovely pink soft teddy that they thought she would like. The staff were fantastic and the boys said how they were making the teddy to give to their little sister when she was born. They each put a little heart inside the teddy that they held against their hearts first, gave it a kiss and made a wish. Then they were able to put their notes inside the teddy too. I really like Build a Bear as the staff make every visit so special for the kids and the boys love going there as a special treat.

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After they had made the teddy we made her birth certificate and called her Rose as it looked like her fur was little roses. Now she is waiting in her box patiently until baby arrives and the boys can give it to her.

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Did anyone else get presents for their older children to give to the new arrivals? What ideas did you have?

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18 Comments

  • Reply farmerswifeandmummy

    oh my goodness that is the sweetest thing EVER!! I want a big brother to stop anyone being mean to me too. Such a lovely idea and such lovely brothers #MaternityMondays

    December 13, 2015 at 8:06 pm
  • Reply bericebaby

    Oh my goodness! I love this idea <3
    I will get Hayden to do the same one he decide on having baby number 2
    I bet your children are so excited 😀
    Thanks for sharing hun
    Charlotte x

    December 13, 2015 at 3:53 pm
  • Reply Nearly Yummy Mummy

    This is such a lovely idea. Your boys are so lovely, I got all ready reading their notes! What fabulous big brother they will be. Xx

    December 10, 2015 at 8:36 am
  • Reply Jemma @ Celery and Cupcakes

    What a wonderful idea. I love that you got the boys to write letters to their sister, so sweet!

    December 9, 2015 at 8:52 pm
  • Reply Steph Oakes

    Oh my goodness, they are the CUTEST letters!!! We bought Jack a scooter from Phoebe and gave it to him when he came to visit her for the first time in hospital so he felt special too. x

    December 9, 2015 at 3:51 pm
  • Reply Jenna

    That is such a lovely idea for a present and a great way of getting the boys involved. 🙂

    What a lucky little girl she will be with two awesome brothers. xx

    December 9, 2015 at 2:00 pm
  • Reply Jenni - Odd Socks and Lollipops

    this is such an amazing idea, and how sweet are those two notes! Gorgeous =) This has really made me smile after a bit of a bad day so thank you so much. I love Rose she looks gorgeous and I am sure your little one will love the teddy her two big brothers made for her.

    December 8, 2015 at 10:43 pm
  • Reply Janine

    Very good idea. I didn’t get Matthew to give a present to chloe. He was only 2 1/2 when she was born so wouldn’t have understood really.

    December 8, 2015 at 9:39 pm
  • Reply Life as mum

    That is such a fantastic idea! I had a tear reading those letters – how adorable xxx

    December 8, 2015 at 2:40 pm
  • Reply Mama

    What a sweet idea- I love it. Will be pinching this one if we have a second.

    Thanks for linking up to #fartglitter x

    December 8, 2015 at 8:44 am
  • Reply Chloe

    This is so adorable! What a lovely thing for them to do. That’s going to be such a special keepsake for her. I cooed so much over this! xx #love2blog

    December 7, 2015 at 5:46 pm
    • Reply Lisa

      Thank you it made them really happy to make it for her x

      December 7, 2015 at 8:36 pm
  • Reply Rebecca @ AAUBlog

    this is such a lovely idea. I can’t even remember if we got something for my son to give my daughter when she was born, so I probably didn’t lol x

    December 7, 2015 at 5:09 pm
    • Reply Lisa

      Thank you, the boys were so pleased x

      December 7, 2015 at 8:36 pm
  • Reply Debrashoppeno5

    What a sweet idea. I think it is wonderful that you are engaging the children before the baby’s birth.

    December 7, 2015 at 2:34 pm
    • Reply Lisa

      I just hoping this will make it easier for them when she does arrive x

      December 7, 2015 at 8:36 pm
  • Reply Vikki Holness

    Oh that is the sweetest of ideas and i bet their little sister is going to love her new pink teddy bear when she arrives. Such a great way of preparing the boys and getting them involved with preparations for their new sibling! xx

    December 7, 2015 at 1:46 pm
    • Reply Lisa

      Thank you x

      December 7, 2015 at 8:37 pm

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